Friday, November 28, 2008


DSCF0036, originally uploaded by goodgirlsaturday.

This is just me practising getting photos up.

A Brief Descent Into Christmas Hell.

I needed to return some library books this morning, and as I also had to get some new batteries for my shiny new camera I thought I'd just 'quickly pop into the shopping centre' next door.
For 'quickly pop in', read 'be almost smothered to death by freakishly aggressive Christmassyness'.
Good. Grief.
Now, I do get a kick out of Christmas. There's nothing in the world like having your most loved thing almost taken from you to make you appreciate a celebration- any celebration!
I can dig it, is what I'm saying. The lights, the pretty decorations, the food, the presents- none of these are bad things in and of themselves.
But I am FED UP with having Christmas forcibly rammed down my throat! Its not even December yet, and the caroles are deafening, the tinsel is blinding, and everywhere you look there are Christmas sales and suggestions and, my least favourite phrase- stocking stuffers! I suppose you could always give these cheap, instant gratification, usually plastic items another name- how about 'landfill'?
Anyhoo, I have decided to spare myself further aggravation. As I lurched out of the sliding doors and clung, panting, to a lamp post, I vowed that this is the first and last visit I make to a shopping centre until after New Year. Luckily I don't have to 'do' Christmas this year (someone else's turn), so there's not an awful lot I have to get. I am making the vast majority of gifts (and I will post pics once I figure out how), and the rest I shall buy at a wonderful Sunday market not far from here. And I think my stock of decorations will do for another year.

So- problem solved. Except I'm not really sure how I'm going to manage to knit the video camera The Kid wants.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Welcome to GoodGirl Airlines, please fasten your seatbelts. :-)

So I've been threatening to start my own blog for ages. To all of you who encouraged me to do so.....

Ta da!!!

I've just started learning how to drive this thing, so bear with me. I have no natural mad computer skillz, I'm afraid, so it might be a while before I make a proverbial butt-print in my new cyber sofa.

So I'm going to just start with my day, if thats ok with everyone.

The Kid had an MRI today. No big deal, just one of the regularly scheduled ones. And a series of small miracles occurred.
Did we have to wait for 4o minutes in the waiting room? No we didn't.
Did it take an hour longer than it was supposed to? No it didn't.
Did someone try and bullshit us about the time it was going to take to get the results? Nope.
Was the cafe out of the super-yum potato wedges that we regularly have on one of these visits? Not at all.
And to top it off, there was a little jewelry stall set up in the lobby.
Did I buy something? OF COURSE I DID!

So, y'know, all in all, not a bad day.